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Popcorn Clouds Around Lake Mackay, Australia – March 18th, 2013

22.5S 128.6E

March 18th, 2013 Category: Clouds, Image of the day, Lakes

Australia – March 9th, 2013

The often dry Lake Mackay, the largest of hundreds of ephemeral salt lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory, shows the presence of water in this image, taken after Tropical Cyclone Rusty (17S) drenched the region. The popcorn clouds dotting the skies around the lake are also an indication of rapid plant growth after rainfall in an arid area.

Water and Vegetation in Lake Mackay, Australia

22.5S 128.6E

March 14th, 2013 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Australia – March 7th, 2013

Lake Mackay is the largest of hundreds of ephemeral salt lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The lake measures approximately 60 miles (100 kilometres) east-west and north-south. However, the lake is often rather dry and white in appearance due to its salinity and salt flats left behind after evaporation.

Here, however, heavy rains due to Tropical Cyclone Rusty (17S) have caused a greater influx of water into the lake. The darker areas indicate desert vegetation or algae present in moist areas. The brown patches are hills scattered across the eastern half of the lake and east-west-oriented sand ridges south of the lake.

Fires Near Lake Mackay, Australia

22.5S 128.6E

January 11th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes

Australia – January 10th, 2013

Fires can be seen south of Lake Mackay in this image of the border area of Western Australia and the southern part of the Northern Territory. Another fire can be seen to the east in the full image.

The lake (top left) is the largest of hundreds of ephemeral salt lakes scattered throughout the two regions. This image documents the appearance of the dry parts of Western Australia’s Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert and Tanami Desert.

The Northern Territory has had a sweltering start to 2013, with many places setting new temperature records. The high temperatures and dryness of the region create prime conditions for fires.

Green Channels in Lake Mackay, Australia

22.5S 128.6E

April 7th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Australia - March 31st, 2011

Lake Mackay is the largest of hundreds of ephemeral salt lakes scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The lake is often dry and appears as a white salt flat.

However, in this image, water appears to be present, with several greenish channels visible throughout the lake, and greyish green coloring from water, algae or some sort of desert vegetation in the western half.

White Surface of Lake Mackay, Australia

22.5S 128.6E

November 22nd, 2010 Category: Lakes, Salt Flats

Australia - November 9th, 2010

Lake Mackay appears as a large, white expanse surrounded by red, arid land. This white color is due to the fact that it is an ephemeral salt lake, one of hundreds scattered throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The red dots in the eastern half of the lake are islands. This half of the lake appears slightly darker in color due to shallower waters and/or some form of desert vegetation or algae.

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